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Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? April 8, 2013

This meme starts at Book Journey!

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Work is still fairly busy and reading is still fairly good. :-) 
I finished three books and have started three for this week. I posted three reviews, one with ARC Giveaway.  There were also two Kindle Giveaway posts and a post to support a giveaway by one of my eTreasure's authors.  I also posted the weekly Mailbox Monday meme, Friday Pick Giveaway, Saturday Snapshot, Sharing Beyond Books Comment Giveaway and Sunday Words.

I got to visit some Saturday Snapshot posts at the end of the week. I may visit some Monday posts this eve although that would put me a week behind. I might spend the time preparing  review and then visit tomorrow instead.
Thanks as always to all the nice people who visit me.

These were last week's posts:
  • Audio Book Review: Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose; Romantic Suspense; my rating 4.5.
  • Book Review and ARC Giveaway: A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett; Contemporary Romance; my rating 4.25.
Finished Reading:

1. eBook/Kindle

Hammer of Angels: A Novel of Shadowstorm
by G. T. Almasi
I enjoyed the action but not so much the language. 

I will post a review this week.
I am reviewing this through NetGalley.

Click on title for Book Description.

2. Audio

Author: Mark Millar, Steve McNiven
This is a fun audio and interesting story.

Reviewing for GraphicAudio
through Audiobook Jukebox.
Click on title for Book Description.

3. Print

Jake (A Wyoming Sky Novel)
by R.C. Ryan
I like the writing style and solid story.
Reviewing for Hachette.
Click on title for Book Description.

Line Edits/Releases:

We released a Florentine Romance: 
Love is Not Proud by Monica Spense.

Marco de Medici, a Florentine nobleman, cuts through a moonlit alley and stumbles upon a woman being attacked. He springs to her defense and is stabbed for his efforts.

Susanna d'Angelo, a widowed midwife, feels obligated to care for her mysterious defender. A budding friendship blossoms into love. Marco keeps his family name from her, wishing to be judged on his own merits while Susanna has her own secrets.

Facing a strict Society, the Medici’s power, and Susanna’s dark history, will their love survive?

Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery
Pages: 131

Currently reading:

1. eBook/Kindle

An Angel by Her Side
by Ruth Reid

I am enjoying the writing style and this story.
Reviewing for Thomas Nelson through NetGalley.
Book Description
Publication Date: January 1, 2013 | Series: A Heaven On Earth Novel

Katie has lived through tragedy and heartache. But with the angel Elias by her side, the best years of her life are just ahead.

A Heaven on Earth Novel, #3

When Katie Bender’s fiancé died in a tragic accident, so did her hope of finding love. Though heartbroken, Katie is also practical. In the years since the accident she has discovered her gift for teaching. But when a tornado destroys her small Amish settlement, including the schoolhouse, Katie doesn’t know how she will provide for herself.

Seth Stutzman arrived in Hope Falls days before the storm. And when he helps usher Katie and the children to safety, sparks fly. But Seth is only in town to help his brother, Amos, get back on his feet following the death of his wife. He can’t afford to have feelings for Katie.

Rebuilding the community is a huge task, and soon, Katie and Seth are working side by side. As they privately wrestle with their feelings for each other, another silent—and ultimate—battle for their hearts rages unseen.

2. Audio

That Night on Thistle Lane
by Carla Negger

I am a couple chapters in on this 
and anxious to keep listening.
Reviewing for AudioGo through Audiobook Jukebox.
Book Description
Release date: January 29, 2013 | Series: Swift River Valley
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with the second book in the Swift River Valley series, That Night on Thistle Lane, following Secrets of the Lost Summer.

More than just make-believe

Librarian Phoebe O'Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful...until she discovers the hidden room.

Among its secrets is a cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown--perfect for a gala masquerade in Boston. In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler who's also adopted a more daring persona. Noah Kendrick's wealth has made him wary, especially of women: everybody wants something.

When Noah and Phoebe meet again in Knights Bridge, at first neither recognizes the other. And neither one is sure they can trust the magic of the night they shared--until an unexpected threat prompts them to unmask their truest selves.

After all, it takes more than just the right costume to live out your personal fairy tale. It takes heart...and the courage to be more than you ever dreamed.

3. Print

Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers
by Margaret Daley

Another story I like from the get go.
Reading and reviewing as part of 
Pump Up Your Book Tour.  Review to post on 4/16.
Book Description
Publication Date: April 1, 2013 | Series: Men of the Texas Rangers (Book 3)
Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love?

I continue to listen to The Listener's Bible NIV read by Max McLean. [Reading and listening on MP3.] I am studying with the Tyndall One Year Bible this year, hoping to read daily along with my DH.

Line Edits: We are doing well with several more releases being prepared. I am also doing more Smashword conversions.

I completed the 3 reviews for March. I have read three books for April and have to start getting the reviews up this week.  I started with 13 + two TBR to read and post for April.

April Scheduled:
4/16 Review: Scorned Justice: The Men of the Texas Rangers by Margaret Daley (PUYB)
4/22 Review: The Forever Knight by John Marco (TLC)

Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys

Cowboy Take Me Away by Jane Graves

For Audiobook Jukebox
    That Night on Thistle Lane - AudioGo (now Blackstone)
    Hunter: A Thriller - Robert Bidinotto

     An Angel by Her Side by Ruth Reid 

     The Sword in the Stars (Book1) in The Dark Sea Annals Series by Wayne Thomas Batson
     The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin

From TBR Collection - TBD
Won Book - Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)
by Shelley Adina
Free Kindle/Nook or Smashwords: TBD


  1. I haven't read Carla's books in years. Have a great week of reading.

  2. Every week I am in absolute awe of the reading you get done!! Amazing Miss Martha!!

    Happy reading this week :)
    What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog and feel free to enter to win a gift card at A Guest Post by Samantha Hunter

  3. I've heard good things about Carla Negger's books but I've never read one. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  4. Hammer of Angels sounds action packed, shame the language put you off

    Have a fab reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. All I can say is, WOW! That's a lot of reading and blogging!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?.

  6. Oh, you have some intriguing titles...That Night on Thistle Lane caught my interest.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  7. That Night on Thistle Lane sounds like a book I would love! I will have to give it a whirl! Have a great week!

  8. Hammer of Angels looks interesting, and I must admit to being curious about Civil War - just seems so odd to listen to a comic book.

    Here's What I'm Reading this week.


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